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Bengali? Or Bengali?

Google translate got me into trouble yesterday. I typed in the word "Bengali", pulled out the response written in such beautiful shrift and pasted it into my document. It was to be the hyperlink to a document that a friend had painstakingly translated into Bengali,...

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Who Is in Control?

"In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:6 KJV)My grandmother wrote this verse on the cover page of the first Bible that she gave to my father. My father did the same in the first Bible that he gave to me, and I did also in the...

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Looking Ahead

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."...

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Godly Lives

Why do people become followers of Christ? It is an interesting question. I'm sure that there are as many answers as there are Christians to ask; but I suspect that a predominant answer would have something to do with Salvation. We accept Jesus as our Saviour because...

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6 Ways to Deal With Failure

"I actually cut my bangs myself," my dear friend wrote. I was impressed. "...made a huge mistake," she continued, "by cutting 3/4 of an inch instead of 1/4 of an inch." Yikes, that's sounded like me. "I couldn't believe I did that!" she said, "But I've had more...

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Storms of Life

I enjoy thunderstorms. My backyard faces west so I have a good view of darkening clouds and distant flashes of lightning as inclement weather draws near. Then finally when the storm arrives, I watch with intrigue as the sky bristles with lightning, followed by sharp...

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God’s Citizenship

Poor doggie, July 4th is a torture for him. My friend's puppy had to be protected from the noisy fireworks that blasted his furry ears. For him they were a nightmare, for me the sound of July 4th fireworks reminds me of a dream come true. A few decades ago my parents...

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Bubblewrap

I want to bubblewrap my kids. You know what I mean. Deep in every loving person's heart is the desire to protect those we truly love from physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harm. We want to shelter them from the bullies, we want to keep them out of hurtful...

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